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DESCRIPTION OF OBJECTS.
The Elephant
The Camel
The Loadstone .....
The Coffee Tree .....
The Tea Plant .....

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EXTEMPORE SPEAKING. Remarks on Extempore Speaking .............. Remarks on Figures of Speech .............. The Passions

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LESSONS IN PROSE.
Neglect of the Bible ........
Majesty of the Scriptures ...

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CS ......................

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ORATIONS.
Hon. T. Erskine, on the Bible...
Defence of C. Phillips, Esq. .
Adams, on American Independence ...
Chatham, on the American War.
Brougham, on Slavery ........
Erskine, on Abuse of Public Patronage
Grattan, on the National Grievances.
Rolla ......................................

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POETRY.
Remarks on Poetry .....
Rules for Reading Verse .....

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EXERCISES ON FORCE.

SUBDUED FORCE.

RAISED FORCE. Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers ................ 89

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EXERCISES ON TONE.

ΜΟΝΑΤΟΝΕ. Man's First Disobedience ......

LOW AND SOLEMN.
Burial of Sir John More ...............

HIGH AND CHEERFUL.
How Cheerful along the gay mead ..............

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SIMPLE VERSE.
Search for Happiness...
Sea-side Thoughts ..
Thou art O God ......
The Dying Boy ......
The Polish Children

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The Idiot Boy ........

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The Fragrant Shrine ...

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Is it not sweet .......

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The Babe ..............

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The Orphan Boy........

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Casa Bianca ....

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The Daisy .........

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A Mother ........

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Home..........

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Too Late .......

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Arab and Steed ..

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Neptune ....... ........................ 107

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DESCRIPTIVE.
Fitz-James and Roderick Dha ................ 115
The Battle of Flodden Field .................. 118
The Battle of Hohenlinden .......
The Destruction of Sennacherib's Army ....
The Night before the Battle of Waterloo ........ 122

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GRAMMAR CHANT.

- Orthography.

Or-tho-graphy cor-rectly guides my mind To proper

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But if the sound you do not rightly know,
Stop at the Vowel,-ere you farther go
When follow'd by a Consonant alone:
Take an example, thus, Phe-no-me-non.

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But if two Consonants together be,
And this in compound words we often see,
Stop at the first; as thus, I ap-prehend :
Howe'er you've err'd, you cannot fail to mend.

Etymology.

Now, ETYMOLOGY doth clearly show
The Etymon, whence words derived do flow;
The roots most fruitful, from which words abound,
Are variations of the Verb and Noun,

Nine sorts of words, I purpose here to teach,
Because in them we comprehend our speech:
These understood, and rightly used, we're taught
The mutual bliss of interchange of thought.

ARTICLES. (Articulus, a small joint, or part.)

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The ARTICLES are these,-A,-Ang-and The,-
Before all Nouns to fix their sense must be:
The Definite* is The, and well defines
The Man, The Horse, The Fields, The Fruits, The Kinds.
• De, means out-Finis, the end.

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But A, or An, Indefinite* appear:
We say A Man, A Horse, An Hour, An Ear,
And if through all examples I had run,
'Tis undefined, for A means any one.

* In, means not-De Finis.

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From these examples of an Hour, an Ear,
An with mute h,—or Vowels must appear;
But when no articles with nouns we find,
All are compris’d, for man means all mankind.
NOUN* OR SUBSTANTIVE. (* Nomen, a name.)

A Noun, means name, of things, as house, man, ball,
We Common some, and others Proper call :
The GENDER, for distinction mark with care,
Are Male, or Female, though some Neuter are.

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Some Proper names, as Angel, Sun, or Time,
By common figure we like males decline;
But Moon, Church, Ships, and Virtues, as they were
Of Women's race, the female gender bear-

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One, is the number Singular, * for Nouns;
The Plural t number, all beyond abounds:
The Case I of Nouns, implies the way they fall,
Some teach but one, but I find three in all.

Singu.us, one by one. + Pius, more. Casum, to fision

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